He had a rather long name and many would simply call him Yaz. Carl Yastrzemski would win the big league club over in spring training and go on to bat .266 with 31 2B, 11 HR in his first season in the bigs. Within 2 years, Yaz would be leading the league in hitting with .321 as well as in doubles with 40. Just like Brooks Robinson, Yastrzemski would spend 23 years all with the same club coming up at the same age of 21. Like
Brooks, Yaz also had one American League MVP under his belt in 1967 when he batted .326 with 44 HR and 121 RBI's to win the Triple Crown. Yaz also added 3 Golden Gloves to his resume to finish off a nearly perfect career on his way to the Hall of Fame. It was in 1966 that the Red Sox declared (like the Baltimore Orioles previously) that they seemed better suited to the East Coast. The Red Sox moved back to Florida and took up residence in the brand new Chain O' Lakes Park in Winter Haven Florida.